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    Question About Applying Chlorine

    After applying liquid chlorine and then muriatic acid, should I have the pump running at a higher speed (3500RPM) or the normal operating speed (1745RPM)?
    In-ground plaster pool(1986; redone in 1994); 1 main drain, three returns, one skimmer;18,000 Gallons;Sta-rite Intellipro Variable Speed Pump(2013);SwimClear Hayward Cartridge Filter(2015);

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    Re: Question About Applying Chlorine

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Either speed will work, you just want to have circulation so neither chemical can possible settle on the bottom and bleach/stain the surface ofthe pool. It is also a good idea to wait at least 30 minutes between additions of chlorine and muratic acid, meaning both should not be added at the same time.
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    Re: Question About Applying Chlorine

    Thank you for the insanely fast reply! And thank you for the welcome! And lastly, thank you for the last bit of advice with adding the chemicals
    In-ground plaster pool(1986; redone in 1994); 1 main drain, three returns, one skimmer;18,000 Gallons;Sta-rite Intellipro Variable Speed Pump(2013);SwimClear Hayward Cartridge Filter(2015);

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    Re: Question About Applying Chlorine

    Another FL person! SWEET!

    Is your pool a plaster or vinyl?

    What are you using to test with? If you are not testing on your own we can point your in the right direction. It will be easier and cheaper that a service or pool store testing.

    Kim
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    Re: Question About Applying Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Another FL person! SWEET!

    Is your pool a plaster or vinyl?

    What are you using to test with? If you are not testing on your own we can point your in the right direction. It will be easier and cheaper that a service or pool store testing.

    Kim
    Heck yeah nice to meet you . It's a plaster pool, I tested it with our water test kit but I think the kit is like three years old. It's a dye kit, not the paper strip one.
    In-ground plaster pool(1986; redone in 1994); 1 main drain, three returns, one skimmer;18,000 Gallons;Sta-rite Intellipro Variable Speed Pump(2013);SwimClear Hayward Cartridge Filter(2015);

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    Re: Question About Applying Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by SaltLife97 View Post
    I tested it with our water test kit but I think the kit is like three years old. It's a dye kit, not the paper strip one.
    Three years is getting on in age as test kits go. Add to the age the fact that there are severe limitations on your kit, especially the limitation of testing chlorine to 5ppm with imprecise accuracy.

    We base our pool care system on accurate testing and only adding what the pool needs, when it needs it. To do that you need your own accurate test kit. Order a TF100.

    How much Pool School have you read? Start with these to get a good idea on our methods:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: Question About Applying Chlorine

    Tim has you covered with the best test there is. It uses all Taylor (gold star company) regents BUT it is set up to give you more of what you use on a daily bases. The best bang for the buck!

    Most of what we use in our pools can be bought at Target or Walmart! How neat is that??????? Do not go out and buy any of this until you get your test kit and post your results here. You might not need some of it.

    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    We would LOVE to see a pic of your pool!

    Kim
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